The Pakistan Air Force joined hands with the nation to celebrate the Independence Day of the country with traditional fervour and dignity.The day commenced with offering of special prayers for the integrity, progress and prosperity of the country in mosques of the Pakistan Air Force. To mark this auspicious occasion, a flag-hoisting ceremony was held at Air Headquarters, Islamabad. Air Vice Marshal Abrar Ahmed, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Support), hoisted the national flag.Afterwards, all personnel, imbued with the feelings of patriotism, sung the National Anthem in unison with the whole nation. Message on the day by Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, was also read out on the occasion. Similar ceremonies were also held at all regional air commands, PAF bases and installations.